New hotel design trends have been revealed and the face of design has changed. Architects Jim Olson and Alessandro Munge are the visionaries behind two world-class properties in Mexico and Canada that so well reveal this evolution.
The hotel industry is always developing new ways to build new properties, as you can see in the recent trend of using cues from residential design to inform the look of its spaces as well as pulling in cultural references from the surrounding area. Renowned architecture firms, such as Olson Kundig and Studio Munge, are innovating their design portfolios with hotels that are a healthy mix of residential-inspired aesthetics thoughtfully balanced with modern-day amenities and style—creating enlightening and inspiring spaces of alluring luxury.
Jim Olson from Olson Kundig achieved this balance for his JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa by honoring the cultural location and setting of the property. He made sure that the hotel design, inside and out, captured the spirit of Mexico.
Perhaps the most important aspect of the hotel’s design is the view of the ocean, epitomizing the architect’s idea of architectural awe. Architectural awe is all about design elements working harmoniously to create beauty, just like you often see in residential homes. When guests enter the property, they are immediately lured to the ocean.
Alessandro Munge of the Vancouver-based Studio Munge is the visionary behind the new JW Marriott parq Vancouver that is set to open in 2017. Munge wants guests to feel a rush of beauty and calm, as well as a sense of modern tranquility mixed with luxury as soon as they open the door to the room.
The rooms and corridors are a very important part of this serene journey. Munge and his team decided on a fresh and light palette as well as using natural materials, such as Canadian stone for the floor and beautifully grained wall panels, that are in tune with the overall design scheme.
Those delightful touches make the hotel unique and distinct from any other place in the world.